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Greenwich Street Apartment
Greenwich Street Apartment
kimberly peck architect
Inspiration for a small contemporary open concept concrete floor and beige floor living room remodel in New York with white walls, a standard fireplace and a plaster fireplace
Pasadena
Pasadena
David Charles Klein Design
Example of a small trendy formal and loft-style carpeted living room design in Los Angeles with blue walls, a standard fireplace, a wood fireplace surround and no tv
Textural California Casual Living Room
Textural California Casual Living Room
Stay Interiors
Living room with a cool palette of blues, whites, and lots of texture.
Inspiration for a small 1960s formal dark wood floor living room remodel in Los Angeles with white walls, a standard fireplace, a stone fireplace and a tv stand
Royal Harbor Living Area Makeover
Royal Harbor Living Area Makeover
Naples Home Stylist LLC
Media wall
Small trendy open concept vinyl floor living room photo in Miami with blue walls, a wall-mounted tv and no fireplace
Boathouse
Boathouse
Prentiss Balance Wickline Architects
Photography: Taj Howe
Small trendy open concept light wood floor living room photo in Seattle
Harwichport Cottage
Harwichport Cottage
Mass Architect, LLC
barn renovation into in-law cottage
Living room - small contemporary loft-style medium tone wood floor and gray floor living room idea in Boston with beige walls, no fireplace and no tv
Bellaire Renovation in Grapevine, Texas
Bellaire Renovation in Grapevine, Texas
Design-Build-Done
Photos by Haz Pro Photography
Inspiration for a small country open concept medium tone wood floor and multicolored floor living room remodel in Dallas with gray walls and no tv
Tribeca Loft
Tribeca Loft
Mutuus Studio
Open sheer drapery in the penthouse loft soften the light in the space. Switch glass skylights above offer privacy to the New York dense proximity above. Photo by Gabe Border
Pineville 9
Pineville 9
Mission Accomplished Interior Design & Staging
Example of a small southwest enclosed vinyl floor and brown floor living room design in New Orleans with orange walls
Tiny but mighty
Tiny but mighty
Bay Area Custom Homes, Inc.
Michele Lee Willson Photography
Small transitional light wood floor living room photo in San Francisco
Staging 2020
Staging 2020
The New Design Project
Example of a small minimalist formal and open concept light wood floor and brown floor living room design in New York with green walls
Our Tiny Tack House
Our Tiny Tack House
The Tiny Tack House
http://chrisandmalissa.com/
Example of a small mountain style living room design in Seattle with a wall-mounted tv
Spanish home remodel
Spanish home remodel
Martha Hafner
A small living area was broken up into areas for dining and watching tv. All rooms connect to the tropical rain forest beyond the walls.
Small trendy open concept porcelain tile, brown floor and wood ceiling living room photo in Tampa with beige walls, a tile fireplace and a wall-mounted tv
Green Mountain Getaway - Guest House
Green Mountain Getaway - Guest House
Flavin Architects
The guesthouse of our Green Mountain Getaway follows the same recipe as the main house. With its soaring roof lines and large windows, it feels equally as integrated into the surrounding landscape. Photo by: Nat Rea Photography
LOFT | Luxury Industrial Loft Makeover DTLA
LOFT | Luxury Industrial Loft Makeover DTLA
FOUR POINT DESIGN BUILD INC
LOFT | Luxury Industrial Loft Makeover Downtown LA | FOUR POINT DESIGN BUILD INC A gorgeous and glamorous 687 sf Loft Apartment in the Heart of Downtown Los Angeles, CA. Small Spaces...BIG IMPACT is the theme this year: A wide open space and infinite possibilities. The Challenge: Only 3 weeks to design, resource, ship, install, stage and photograph a Downtown LA studio loft for the October 2014 issue of @dwellmagazine and the 2014 @dwellondesign home tour! So #Grateful and #honored to partner with the wonderful folks at #MetLofts and #DwellMagazine for the incredible design project! Photography by Riley Jamison #interiordesign #loftliving #StudioLoftLiving #smallspacesBIGideas #loft #DTLA AS SEEN IN Dwell Magazine LA Design Magazine
リビングルーム サンフランシスコアパートメント
リビングルーム サンフランシスコアパートメント
Katsura Onoe Design
1人暮らしの1ベッドルーム(リビングルーム+ダイニングエリア+ベッドルームが一部屋)の賃貸アパートメントのインテリア(家具、カーテン、小物含)を全て入れ替えたプロジェクトです。賃貸のため工事なしのプロジェクトですがインテリアデコレーションで部屋の印象が一気に変わります。
Small trendy enclosed carpeted and beige floor living room library photo in San Francisco with no tv, white walls and no fireplace
City Living on the Hudson
City Living on the Hudson
Gacek Design Group, Inc.
Gacek Design Group - City Living on the Hudson - Living space; Halkin Mason Photography, LLC
Inspiration for a small modern open concept medium tone wood floor living room remodel in New York with blue walls and a wall-mounted tv
Fjords Furniture at Recliners.LA
Fjords Furniture at Recliners.LA
Recliners.LA
Recliners.LA is a leading distributor of high quality motion, sleeping & reclining furniture and home entertainment furniture. Check out our Fjords Furniture Collection. Come visit a showroom in Los Angeles and Orange County today or visit us online at https://goo.gl/7Pbnco. (Recliners.LA)
Vintage Florida Beach Condo gets a Transitional Remodel
Vintage Florida Beach Condo gets a Transitional Remodel
Design Directions
CaryJohn.com
Small beach style formal and open concept marble floor living room photo in Tampa with gray walls, a wall-mounted tv and no fireplace

If you’ve got a small living room, you know how difficult it can be to fit a couch, coffee table and TV in one tight space, while still maintaining order. The last thing you want is for a space meant for relaxation and socializing to look cluttered. So if you’re in need of small living room ideas, let these photos inspire you to be creative with your space. Sometimes, all that’s needed to appreciate small rooms is a change in perspective.

Decorating a Small Living Room

Choosing small living room decor can be tricky, as you don’t want to go overboard. Still, adding one or two accents can go a long way in a compact room. You can use one piece of artwork or a mirror to create a focal point, or dress up the space with a colorful rug. Focus on any existing features and play them up to the room’s advantage. If you’re looking for small living room ideas with a fireplace, simply arrange your furniture around this asset for ultimate coziness.

Speaking of furniture, perhaps all that’s needed are small-scale pieces. Go for a plush loveseat and a small side table to save space. If you’re looking for small living room ideas with a TV, consider mounting the television to the wall or investing in a very thin table to hold it.

Small Living Room Ideas for Apartments

Oftentimes, the living room in an apartment flows right into the kitchen and the dining area — making organization quite a challenge. Still, a large rug in a small living room can help demarcate space. If you have a very small living room, lean into coziness in a big way: one dramatic armchair with a side table and lamp can be very inviting. And to decorate your living room on a budget, try arranging plants around the room, or accessorizing with a chunky throw blanket.

Small Living Room Layout Ideas

Whether you live in an apartment or not, you may find your dining room feels awfully close to your couch. If you have a living room-dining room combo, the obvious choice is to place the back of your sofa to the dining area. Having a small, round dining table can also help break up the space and create a naturally fluid feel. On the other hand, if you have a small, narrow living room, make use of it with a long sofa and a thin coffee table.

Painting a Small Living Room

If you’re able to paint your living room, you have the option of going light and airy or creating a bold jewel box of a room. Proponents of white walls argue it makes the room feel more spacious and uncluttered — perfect for a tiny space. But if you have your heart set on an elegant small living room that makes use of rich colors, go for it! If you do go for painted walls, it’s usually best to keep your color palette to a couple shades to avoid making the room feel too busy.


Whether you want inspiration for planning a small living room renovation or are building a designer living room from scratch, Houzz has 37,692 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Mass Architect, LLC and The New Design Project. Look through living room pictures in different colors and styles and when you find a small living room design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful small living room photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.